The TSA and your grandma

I spent two long and truly educational days last week attending a TSA training course.

My report on the class will show up in my in Well-Mannered Traveler column on MSNBC.com this Thursday, but this post in the TSA’s Evolution of Security blog reminded me of one of the break-out sessions in the class.

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(Guess what TSA officers found on a passenger who showed up in a wheelchair?)

TSA employees sat in small groups and talked about their unsung successes and those of their co-workers, which included spotting well-hidden guns, knives, and other items that sometimes turned to be “just” mass quantities of drugs.

Some of those “finds” were also in wheelchairs or strapped to people who looked like innocent little grandmas.